I've recently switched careers fields from construction type work to IT work. I've got my A+, some college, and some experience that I've gained working my own troubleshooting computers that belong to friends and family. When I created my new resume, I intentionally left out my blue collar experience because it was not related. I'm concerned, though, because it sort of makes it seem like at 27 I haven't been working. Was this a good idea, or should I re-do the resume and include all of my work history?
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What I recommend is adding a general position of "construction work" to your resume as you would for your IT jobs but do not list all of your construction jobs and then list the dates you worked in construction under that listing. It should resemble the format of your IT experience but be general in nature if that makes sense. Example
IT Manager April 2009 - Present
Bob's Office Supplies
IT Support January 2009 - April 2009
General Construction Work
March 1995 - January 2009
*In this way you are showing that you were employed without going into detail that is not relevant to your current position.